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What are your score predictions for tonight's match? Haven't won since 1966!!! C'mon England. I'll say 3-2

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What a shame!!!! Feel quite disheartened, we played really well. Congratulations to Italy.

boepeep
3 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 weeks ago

I think its going to be a tight match and Italy have mostly played very well through the tournament. I was fairly convinced we would do well and a very good chance to reach the final but for the actual final its too tough to call I think. I'm just going to watch the game and try to enjoy it and have my fingers crossed we will win but not be too upset if we don't. It's still amazing to reach the final.

I certainly feel Italy are beatable though but there is also a luck factor with ref decisions etc. It's mostly skill but there is a 20% luck element too I feel.

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 weeks ago

Haha you're funny.

England have only played mug teams so far and the Italians are unbeaten in 33.

I've had to listen to all this 'It's coming home' nonsense for weeks now and it's done my swede in.

I think that you'll come unstuck tonight.

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

TheChimp I don’t watch football so am going Italy I have abit of both in my genes but English hate us Welsh so going opposite

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 weeks ago

Not sure why I'm funny, I've said all along we could do well but Italy are looking very strong and they would be really difficult to beat in the final and it's exactly what I predicted and I've been saying Italy are likely to be in the final from the very beginning such is their great form. Also I don't think Germany are a poor team. It was a hard slog of a match with both teams going up and down in ability at different points in the match and finally penalties. It couldn't have been closer really.

As an English person I also found that 'It's coming home' slogan annoying. Italy were the most impressive team in this tournament so the over-confidence was irritating to say the least. I would have preferred some humility.

Still we reached the final a huge achievement especially compared to past form.

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lilyflower
lilyflower3 weeks ago

Ann1984 I don't hate the Welsh, one I knew particularly well was very loving, distance is a cruel thing.

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 weeks ago

lilyflower I don't hate the Welsh either, and most of the Welsh I know don't hate the English, although I did hear of one bitter Welshman who actually bet against England when they played Germany. I suppose he is one who both the English and Welsh consider a double loser. ;-)

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 weeks ago

davidstockport I don't think that you understand the rivalry between the home nations, especially with football and rugby.

Maybe you just played netball in school and just don't get it πŸ˜‰

As a 'bitter' Welshman, I bet on Italy to beat England last night, but only because I thought Italy would win the tie.

And guess what..... I've got a whole weeks shopping paid for with my winnings 😁

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 weeks ago

TheChimp But you've got to admit the un-named bitter Welshman who bet on GERMANY to beat England was a DOUBLE LOSER - We have to wonder if he had to go a week without food to pay for his foolishness. (Very sad when people have to rely on gambling to provide for themselves - I personally have enough money to pay for food for the rest of my life, it's money that many mugs would have wasted on gambling).

I do undestand the rivalry between home nations I also understand that many amongst us will support other members of the home nations when no national rivalry is involved.

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sunny101
sunny1013 weeks ago

BonzoBanana I agree with your comments. Don't you also find it rather sad that we can't support the last team standing on an island? It was good to see Kalvin Phillips kissing his medal. Didn't like this though....

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sunny101
sunny1013 weeks ago

davidstockport I completely agree with your last comment - I would've been rallying for any other national team had they been the only one in the comp. πŸ™„

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 weeks ago

davidstockport No, you don't understand, it's only England that the other 3 nations won't support.

Us Welsh, Scots and the NI will support eachother, but never England, it's just the way it is.

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 weeks ago

Hi sunny101, I hope you are keeping well.

It looks obvious that you're not a fellow Celt otherwise you'd understand what I'm talking about.

The arrogance of the English is unbelievable and the press already had the Euros won before a ball was kicked.

And it keeps on going on even though they lost! The media are now talking about them winning the World Cup 🀣🀣🀣

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 weeks ago

sunny101 I recall back in 1974 when Scotland were the only home nation in the World Cup finals, how the rest of us got behind them. It is one of the reasons I later took a dislike to Andie Murray (the Scottish whinger who plays batty/ball) who when asked who he wanted to win some soccer tournament replied "anyone but England".

Furthermore many Scots took a strong dislike to him too. One of my friends who is Scottish actually growls and spits if anyone even mentions his name. ;-)

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sunny101
sunny1013 weeks ago

davidstockport Yep! I have a Scottish 'bestie' who feels the same as me and we also have the same take on Mr Murray and his attention seeking Mummy. πŸ‘

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 weeks ago

TheChimp I know that isn't true - I know dozens of decent Scots, Welsh and Irish people who have supported England when their home nation hasn't been represented. It's only the bitter and twisted ones who seem jealous of our superiority, who don't support England.

That's the way it actually is!

(we even allow a few Welsh teams to play in our English League)

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sunny101
sunny1013 weeks ago

TheChimp I guess I feel a little more chilled than you do - after 2020 and most of this year I feel that life is too short to be hating. Sadly, arrogance is actively encouraged as part of the gamesmanship plan - most of us ignore it.

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 weeks ago

davidstockport Errrrrrrrrrm, I don't know what these 'decent' people that you are commenting about. You seem to be just making things up.

Don't make me get Ann1984 on your case πŸ˜‰

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
3 weeks ago

Hi Ann1984 I have removed your screen shot as I feel we all know what was said and don't want to give the silly people another platform for it on here - thank you πŸ™‚

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
2 weeks ago

davidstockport I have been offline sorry any problems do tag me. TheChimp please can we cool things down thank you

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

Italy is coming rome they coming rome πŸ˜‚

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador3 weeks ago

We'll never have a better chance to lift a trophy, bunch of useless &*^^&&

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 weeks ago

There is a world cup next year, if we continue the same form or better we can go far in that too. I really can't see England's performance at the Euro's as anything other than hugely positive. It's not like we were beaten 4:0 we made a game of it. If we can keep this level of football for the next few years we will start winning trophies. I'm immensely proud of the players and what they have achieved.

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boepeep
boepeep
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

I agree! We played so well. Watch out for us. BonzoBanana

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 weeks ago

boepeep I know people may not want to think that way now as they are hugely disappointed but hopefully they will become more rational and appreciate what has been achieved in a few days.

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bzortead
bzortead3 weeks ago

BonzoBanana Sorry Bonzo, but the English supporters are a bit away from the real world. England played 120 minutes with the 11 players behind the ball line. It was like Southend United FC x Man City. Everyone is congratulating the manager, and I cannot understand why really.

Believe me, the World Cup is 1000x more difficult than Euro, and playing like a chicken is not going to win anything.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer2 weeks ago

Very true. I would love to know what Southgate said at half time.

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neo1
neo13 weeks ago

England played well to get to the final and they played well during it, they fought off Italy whilst many other teams would have lost before extra time. Penalties is such a horrible way for any team to loose as its nothing more that a lottery. Sadly the haters will be out in full force now

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ACR
ACR3 weeks ago

I guess we're going to be hearing about 1966 for a while longer now. The fans that spent thousands to get hold of tickets to the final are probably now experiencing a bit of buyer's remorse.

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 weeks ago

ACR We have to hope buyer's remorse is the worst they suffer, the pandemic doesn't have a rest because there's a football match being played.

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 weeks ago

On a lighter note... had to smile at some signs I heard about yesterday: HELP THE NHS If the match goes to penalties please don't watch.

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ladybugncatnoir
ladybugncatnoir3 weeks ago

England played great compared to how they played with Denmark. The goal in the first 2 mins was very unexpected. Theres always next year thought

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kimcress
kimcress3 weeks ago

Personally think the team have played brilliantly this past few weeks. They should be proud to have reached the Final for the first time since 66.

Yes it’s sad that they lost on penalties but there is more to this team to come.

Well done England.

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 weeks ago

kimcress Not having it.

They played rubbish teams until they faced Italy. And they played most of their games at home compared to everyone else.

I thought that all the crap would stop on the radio and TV, but no chance, they're now talking about winning the World Cup! Good luck with that.

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kimcress
kimcress3 weeks ago

TheChimp that’s your option to not having it. My opinion is that they played well. Each to their own on the view of the team.

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 weeks ago

kimcress They couldn't even beat Scotland in the group games 🀣🀣🀣

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bzortead
bzortead3 weeks ago

kimcress If you think they played well yesterday, you don't know nothing about football. 11 players behind the ball line during 120 minutes. The Italian goalkeeper touched the ball one or two times during 120 minutes.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador3 weeks ago

TheChimp 100% agree.

A rubbish German side, the kind half of the draw, home advantage.

I'll say it again, England will never have a better opportunity to lift a major trophy as they had yesterday.

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kimcress
kimcress3 weeks ago

bzortead as my post said it was my personal opinion and I’m entitled to say what I think.

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kimcress
kimcress2 weeks ago

TheChimp yes I did have a giggle at that, my dad is Scottish and so is my husband, I’m half but grew up in England so support England. IfScotland made it through I’d support them.

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bzortead
bzortead2 weeks ago

kimcress I never said that you are not entitled, I just questioned your opinion. If a football team kicks a single ball on target in 120 minutes, there's no way to say they did well hahaha That's a fact, it's statistics, not just an opinion.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer3 weeks ago

The whole tournament was fantastic to watch but wtf was a 19yr old taking the biggest England in a very long time!

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boepeep
boepeep
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

I know. Wrong move there! Not because he isn't good but too much pressure on him, needed more experienced penalty players. I felt sorry for him.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer2 weeks ago

boepeep The other senior players should be ashamed that they allowed him to take the penalty.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 weeks ago

I couldn't really care less about the football to be honest. πŸ˜€

On the other hand it would have ended up being a historical event if England had won, as it would have been the first win since 1966 I believe.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen2 weeks ago

I did watch it last night and although they didn't win I thought they gave a lot of hope and have come so far under Southgate's wing. I don't typically watch football or take much interest in it but because it was such a huge competition and England were doing so well I began to develop the Footy fever.

I guess that is what they wanted, to get people interested in football and bring hope and inspiration to many.

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